Saturday, February 5, 2011

Apalchicola Weekend

It's a miracle, y'all! The wireless in this place has been funkafied for sure and I couldn't get online for shit until now but here I am, uploading and downloading pictures and everything.

This is a very nice place. I do have to say it. But it's just a bit too unfunkafied for me. Why am I even saying that? It's lovely. It's right on the river. It's too big? Too clean?
They built this place as condos when the boom was still going on. Before the last big hurricane crashed into the coast here, before the economy crashed all over the damn place. So they're trying to make it work as a hotel and it's lovely. Honestly. It is.

Okay. Pictures.

It was so foggy last night. Here's what it looked like right outside our room, the side not facing the river:

It was still misty this morning,

but when it cleared, I realized we were looking at this:

Mr. Moon and I could have bought that house a very, very long time ago. It's a pre-civil war house, about the same age as ours, and obviously much grander. It's now part of the park system and we've been in it and it's beautiful. Someone tried to turn it into a B&B awhile ago but it didn't work. I'm not sure why. I think they had too many rules. Too many rules don't work when people are on vacation. People on vacation don't want to be hit with No This and Do Not Do That.

That sign is here at the hotel down by the dock.
Hell- what good is a damn river in Florida if you can't (a) swim in it and (b) feed the damn alligators?
Do both if you want to! Cut down on the surplus human population! Win a Darwin award! It's your ass.
That's what I think.

Anyway, here's a very fine pelican. I took his picture this morning too.

After breakfast this morning (where we ate some of the very best bacon I've ever had in my life) we did a little shopping.
There's a bookstore/knitting supply store here which is just about perfect. They have everything from books by local artists to...KEITH RICHARD'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY!
Also the most beautiful yarns you'd ever want to see. Or feel.
Here's Mr. Cutie Pie in front of the store. He bought a book by a boat builder. He's already started reading it and keeps laughing out loud. I think I'm going to have to read this book too.

Ain't he darling?
Yes. He is.

So there you are and here we are. There's supposed to be an FSU basketball game on the TV but Mr. Moon can't find it and so we're just hanging out in the beautiful suite here. It's chilly outside, and gray but inside it's warm and cozy.

We'll venture out this evening for another martini at the Gibson Inn. It was White Trash Mardi Gras there last night. That was...interesting. And then we'll go get our supper.

Last night it stormed like crazy, thunder and lightening cracking bright and bringing the night to its knees and the rain poured down.

I hope that happens again tonight. It was beautiful. And we slept fine.


  1. Sounds perfect.

    While living in Tally, I witnessed some boys at San Luis Ridge Park feeding a baby alligator off the wooden bridge with fish on their fishing poles. The sign made me think of that. :)

  2. I am so glad that y'all took this time. So sweet and so necessary. I was just telling a very young friend of mine who has a baby about you and Daddy and how you taught us that couple time and romance is very important, just by you guys going on dates together. And how sweet on each other you are.
    That was at the Publix and I also saw Charles of SABA and he said that they danced in Appalach last night! How funny is that? He sends you his love. And so do I. But I love you more.

  3. ah lovely. i love the picture of mr moon, he looks so happy!

  4. I love being able to read / see a bit of your time away. My Love and I do need to get is a bit hard with a teen in the home still but hoping in the next month we can get the one daughter who is in the area to come and stay at the house.

  5. It sounds and looks wonderful. I'm deep, deep into Keith Richards, now.

  6. I have been away, and busy and I missed that you're on a trip! Good for you, it looks like a good one. Now, I shall settle in and read your past few posts.

  7. Nicol- It surely does happen.

    May- We heard this morning that they were dancing at the Dixie this morning. Small world, huh? I love you, baby.

    Maggie May- He was.

    Ellen- With a teen in the house you REALLY need to get away.

    Elizabeth- Do you love it?

    Lora- Always sweet to hear from you, honey.

  8. You two make me happy.
    I love your photos.

  9. *jealous*

    but happy for you dear moon.

    and speaking of happy, your man looks very happy to be in that place with you!

  10. Ahhh, that house makes me smile. I just want to go inside and wander through the history.

    Enjoy the rest of your time together. Hopefully Hank has cleaned up after himself by now.

  11. I wonder if he is reading Sloop. It is a good book about restoring an old Herschoff sloop. Great photos.

  12. I'm glad y'all had fun! I enjoyed the house this weekend, even if I am a little sore from Wii boxing.

  13. see what beauty fills your eyes.
    miss you!!!
    enjoy every moment.

  14. Sounds like a perfect getaway.

  15. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Your pictures are perfect. The alligator sign made me laugh.


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